(CNN) – His wife is leading the American delegation to the London Olympic Games, but President Barack Obama will be watching the action closely from back home, according to his press secretary.
"He is a sports fan, as everyone knows," Jay Carney said at Friday's press briefing. "He's actually very, I heard him the other day. He's like, 'I love the Olympics. I can't wait for the Olympics to start.'"
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Carney said Obama was well versed in many Americans competing in London.
"His interests are very broad and he's read up on a lot on our athletes and on the upcoming competitions and looks forward to catching as much of the games that he can, his schedule, being what it is," Carney said.
One American athlete, Ann Romney's horse, Rafalca, will be on Obama's radar like everyone else, Carney said. Rafalca is a dressage horse co-owned by the wife of Obama's Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
"He is interested in seeing every American entrant perform well and he'll follow every event," Carney answered when asked if Obama would watch Rafalca compete. "If his schedule allows, I think the answer to that question is yes."
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